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Welcome to the General Store, the place to buy books and DVDs about Bernie Harberts’ travels. The General Store accepts all major credit cards and PayPal.

Pet Food: 16 Dessert Recipes to Make You Smile

Pet Food: 16 Dessert Recipes to Make You Smile

Bernie and his wife Julia live in a small cabin and don’t have much cooking gear – two cast iron skillets, a few bowls, a two-burner stove and a stovetop oven.

“Pet Food” includes their favorite desserts. Some, like Maple Syrup Pie, were handed down through Julia’s family. Other ones, like Banana Freezies, were invented by Bernie and Julia when they found ourselves with a freezer full of over-ripe bananas – think the richest banana soft serve you’ve ever eaten.

The recipes are fun and simple. They’re perfect for anyone that wants to have fun in the kitchen, either alone or with kids.

  • Hard cover version $16.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)

The Lost Sea Expedition

The Lost Sea Expedition DVD

The Lost Sea Expedition is the Public TV series about Bernie’s 14-month voyage across America in a tiny, solar-powered mule wagon. The series was filmed with only the gear he carried in his wagon – no film crew, chase vehicle, support team or sponsor. The 4-part series premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS.

The series is about what he encountered on the road: the people of the Great Plains, tumbleweed gales, snow storms, the highs of Badlands blue and the low of Prairie Fever. There’s plenty of adventure, too, like exploring a vanished sea with a mule and how (not) to move a rattlesnake with a buggy whip.

4 Parts. Total run time: 96 minutes

  • DVD $14.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)

Stream the Series

The series can be streamed on Amazon.

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Too Proud to Ride a Cow

After spending almost 5 years sailing alone around the world, Bernie arrived home a prisoner of the very independence he’d worked so hard to cultivate.
He decided it was time to let people back in his life.

Bernie and his mule Woody began their journey in Oriental, NC, walked to the Atlantic Ocean then turned west. A year later, they completed their adventure at the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, CA.

Bernie regained his trust in America riding his mule into the lives of the people he met. Some were unusual – like the 6 time married rat rancher, or the tattooed lady poacher that kept Bernie warm by drawing him in to her illicit lifestyle. Others were everyday Americans with their own story – a truck driver, a feed store owner, a teacher, a barber. In addition to 9 maps, the 256-page book contains 93 photographs (47 in color) from Bernie’s voyage.

  • Soft cover version $16.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)

Woody and Maggie Walk Across America

“Woody and Maggie Walk Across America” is an account of Bernie’s cross-country mule and pony adventure. The 40-page, full color, hard cover children’s book is written for 5 to 10-year-old readers. Join Bernie, Woody and Maggie to discover:

  • What Bernie found unusual about each state
  • What Woody and Maggie imagined about each state
  • How the three lived from day to day

Exercises at the end of the book help young readers find their way across America by teaching them state shapes, locations and characteristics.


  • Hard cover version $18.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)

65 Days at Sea DVD

In 2003 Bernie completed a solo circumnavigation of the world on his 35-foot steel sailboat “Sea Bird”. During this voyage Bernie filmed what life at sea was like during the long passage (over 6,000 miles) from South Africa to the US Virgin Islands. Bring Bernie’s positive spirit and life at sea into your living room with this one-hour DVD.

Format: SD (Standard Definition)

Come experience life at sea!

  • $12.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)

Postcard from Tasmania


(The “Postcard from Tasmania” series has sold out. Check back to receive a postcard from one of Bernie’s future adventures.)

Look here Bucky… no one writes you anymore. It just ain’t right. All ya get are emails from friends that can’t write more than 7 words – and 4 of the 7 are abbreviated. Damn. Your mailbox just has a phone bill and a cable TV offer. Gheeezuusss.

You don’t need a tweet or a text – what you need is some actual human authored correspondence. Here it is – your chance to get three postcards from Tasmania, straight from my adventures. I’ll mail you cards from the odd places I visit. The rain forest, the sheep camp, the pub – you never know what your next card will feature. All handwritten, all featuring Australian postage. Maybe even a coffee stain. You’ll get damn charming correspondence, and thanks to your revenue I’ll get to eat lunch. Sign up for your Post Cards From Tasmania and start getting mail from the island under the Land Down Under.

Three Personalized Postcards From Tasmania
Three Personalized Postcards $19.95 (including shipping. Shipping? They’ll be sent with a fancy stamp!)


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